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Sailing alone around the world

and Voyage of the Liberdade.
  • 382 Pages
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  • English
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Collier Books , New York
Spray (Sloop), Liberdade (Ship), Voyages around the
Other titlesVoyage of the Liberdade.
StatementEdited and with commentaries by Walter Magnes Teller.
SeriesCollier books,, AS252
Classifications
LC ClassificationsG440 .S632 1962
The Physical Object
Pagination382 p.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5851937M
LC Control Number62012298
OCLC/WorldCa2674512

Sailing Alone Around the World chronicles Slocum's three-year journey, beginning in He crossed the Atlantic to Gibraltar, then back west to South America, struggled valiantly through the traitorous Strait of Magellan, and sailed across the dsc-sports.com by: Sailing Alone Around the World is Joshua Slocum's self-narrated account of his solo voyage around the world in the 's.

Everything about his voyage is worthy of being told. His voyage was made without radio, radar, GPS systems, or aircraft at the tail end of 19th Century/5(). Oct 16,  · Joshua Slocum was the first person to sail completely around the world alone.

The voyage lasted three years and approximately 46, miles; and was accomplished on a 36' ordinary wooden sloop (The 'Spray'), typical of the 's. He kept a journal of the experience and that was pretty much the sole basis of his book/5(). Dec 12,  · Joshua Slocum was the first man to sail single-handedly around the world.

He was a Nova Scotian born, naturalized American seaman and adventurer, and a noted writer. Inhe wrote a book about his journey, Sailing Alone Around the World, which became an /5(14). 8 rows · Aug 01,  · Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. First Edition Thus.

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Challenged by an expert who said it couldn't be done, Joshua Slocum, an indomitable New England sea captain, set out in April of to prove that a man could sail alone around the world. 46, miles and a little over 3 years later, the proof was complete: Captain Slocum had performed the epic "first" single-handedly in a trusty foot sloop /5(37).

Mar 14,  · Sailing Alone Around the World – Joshua Slocum Joshua Slocum’s Sailing Alone Around the World is a really interesting account of the first solo-circumnavigation. It would be an interesting account even if it were written today, but is especially so due to the fact that the events he recounts take place prior to the 20th century.

Oct 16,  · Joshua Slocum was the first person to sail completely around the world alone. The voyage lasted three years and approximately 46, miles; and was accomplished on a 36' ordinary wooden sloop (The 'Spray'), typical of the 's/5().

A sailing memoir written by seaman and adventurer Joshua Slocum, who was the first person to sail around the world alone, documents his epic solo circumnavigation.

An international best-seller, the book became a great influence and inspiration to travelers from each corner of the globe.5/5(10). Tania Aebi (born October 7, ) is an American sailor. She completed a solo circumnavigation of the globe in a foot sailboat between the ages of 18 and 21, making her the first American woman and the youngest person (at the time) to sail around the dsc-sports.comtion: Sailor, writer.

About Sailing Alone around the World. The classic travel narrative of a Don Quixote-of-the-seas – the first man to circumnavigate the world singlehandedly.

Joshua Slocum’s autobiographical account of his solo trip around the world is one of the most remarkable – and entertaining – travel narratives of all time.

In he described the voyage in Sailing Alone Around the World now considered a classic of travel literature. It is a wonderful adventure story from the Age of Sail and a book of which Arthur Ransome declared, "boys who do not like this book ought to be drowned at.

Sep 13,  · The account of this fantastic journey, Sailing Alone Around the World, was published in and received widespread acclaim by reviewers throughout the English-speaking world. Sailing Alone Around the World front cover It is fascinating to look at the ingredients that made this pioneering voyage possible.

Sep 01,  · Sailing Alone Around the World, by Joshua Slocum, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras/5.

Librivox recording of Sailing Alone Around the World, by Joshua Slocum. Read by Alan Chant. Joshua Slocum was the first man to sail around the world alone in a small boat. He personally rebuilt an metre sloop-rigged fishing boat that he named the Spray.

Jan 21,  · In he wrote a book about his journey Sailing Alone Around the World, which became an international best-seller. In author Joshua Slocum. Feb 17,  · Challenged by an expert who said it couldn't be done, Joshua Slocum, an indomitable New England sea captain, set out in April of to prove that a man could sail alone around the world.

46, miles and a little over 3 years later, the proof was complete: Captain Slocum had performed the epic "first" single-handedly in a trusty foot sloop called the "Spray."/5(2). Book Overview Joshua Slocum spent a lifetime at sea.

He ran away from his Nova Scotia home at the age of 14, and for the next 35 years he sailed the world holding every shipboard rank. When a ship under his command was wrecked on the coast of Brazil init Cited by: In he wrote a book about his journey, Sailing Alone Around the World, which became an international best-seller.

He disappeared in November while aboard his boat, the Spray. 1 Nova Scotian childhood 2 Early life at seaBorn: February 20,Mount Hanley, Nova Scotia.

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SAILING ALONE AROUND THE WORLD CHAPTER I. A blue-nose ancestry with Yankee proclivities—Youthful fondness for the sea—Master of the ship Northern Light—Loss of the Aquidneck—Return home from Brazil in the canoe Liberdade—The gift of a "ship"—The rebuilding of the Spray-Conundrums in regard to finance and calking—The launching of the Spray.

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Joshua Slocum was the first man to sail single-handedly around the world. He was a Nova Scotian born, naturalised American seaman and adventurer, and a noted writer. In he wrote a book about his journey 'Sailing Alone Around the World', which became an international best-seller/5.

Joshua Slocum, one of the most famous of American sea captains, really was the first to single-handedly circumnavigate the world. The epitome of Yankee independence, he had risen from a seaman to the captain of his own ship. Feb 27,  · The first to sail around the world alone in recorded history(not Sir Francis Chichester).

Top of the Mariners Library since he made the voyage. Kaiser Wilhelm said that he liked the book "because it never displayed any fear" in what must have been-in parts-a harrowing journey.5/5(2).

Sep 09,  · Description or summary of the book: Joshua Slocum's epic solo voyage around the world in in the 37 foot sloop Spray stands as one of the greatest sea adventures of all time.

It remains one of the major feats of singlehanded voyaging, and has since been the inspiration for the many who have gone to sea in small dsc-sports.comng from Boston in /10(). Jun 01,  · Joshua Slocum’s autobiographical account of his solo trip around the world is one of the most remarkable – and entertaining – travel narratives of all time.

Setting off alone from Boston aboard the thirty-six-foot wooden sloop Spray in AprilCaptain Slocum went on to join the ranks of the world’s great circumnavigators /5(9).

It's hard to imagine a more engaging book. I read this many years ago, but somehow the audio recording made it come alive all over again. It's extraordinary to think that A mariner with such skill as to sail alone around the world also proves to be one of our great writers.

Dec 31,  · ‎The book describes the adventures encountered during the voyage in Sailing Alone Around the World now considered a classic of travel literature. It is a wonderful adventure story from the Age of Sail.

‎Young Adult · ‎Young Adult · /5(). ‎As the first person to ever complete a single-handed circumnavigation of the globe, Joshua Slocum recounts his pioneering feat in Sailing Alone Around the World (), an engaging memoir of his adventures aboard the sloop Spray.

An immediate success, the book. Nov 21,  · ‎Joshua Slocum (February 20, – on or shortly after November 14, ) was the first man to sail single-handedly around the world. He was a Canadian born, naturalised American seaman and adventurer. In this Book, Sailing Alone Around the World /5(4).Sailing Alone Around The World - Ebook written by Joshua Slocum.

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Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read Sailing Alone Around The World/5(33).The classic travel narrative of a Don Quixote-of-the-seas-the first person to circumnavigate the world singlehandedly.

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